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Spanish Education Area, P-12 Teaching Certification

All Spanish Education Area students must take MAC 120 or MAC 140 as part of their General Education requirements.


The purpose of the Spanish Education P-12 is to enable students to teach Spanish P-12 and to achieve competence in the different levels of proficiency in all language skills: reading, speaking, writing and listening by developing an understanding of the Spanish language and culture.  Spanish Education major will reach a different levels of Spanish based on the national guidelines (5Cs) from the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)


  • The program will provide standards of academic excellence.
  • The major in Spanish Education P-12 provides knowledge and understanding of other cultures, including their art, film, literature, history, music, etc.
  • The major is designed to help students develop an understanding of current theories of foreign language learning through the implications of key research for teaching in all P-12 levels.
  • Make comparison to other languages and develop insights into the nature of language and culture
  • Participate in multilingual communities at home and around the world

Course Offerings

Spanish Education Area, P-12 Teaching Certification: 69 Hours

Core Courses: 12 Hours
Take each course on this list:
SPA 111 Elementary Spanish I 3
SPA 112 Elementary Spanish II 3
SPA 211 Intermediate Spanish I 3
SPA 212 Intermediate Spanish II 3

Required Courses: 6 Hours
Choose two courses from this list:
SPA 310 Reading and Culture 3
SPA 315 Advanced Conversational Spanish 3
SPA 320 Introduction to Literary Analysis 3

Elective Courses: 12 Hours
Choose four courses from this list:
SPA 331 Spanish Civilization and Culture 3
SPA 332 Latin American Civilization and Culture 3
SPA 370 Hispanic Cinema and Cultures 3
SPA 375 Advanced Grammar and Composition 3
SPA 380/480 Special Topics 3
SPA 390/490 Independent Study 3
SPA 410 Survey of Spanish Literature 3
SPA 415 Survey of Latin American Literature 3

Methods/Study Abroad: 6 Hours
SPA 350 Teaching of Foreign Language P-12 3
SPA 360 Spanish Study Abroad 3

Professional Education Courses: 33 Hours
Take each course on this list:
ED 199 Entry to Teacher Preparation 0
ED 220 Introduction to Teaching 3
ED 300 Human Development and Learning Theory 3
ED 310 Instructional Technology 3
ED 325 Teaching Diverse Learners 3
ED 359 Content Literacy 3
ED 390 Assessment and Instructional Strategies 3
ED 414 Classroom Management 3
ED 450 Student Teaching 12

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